You will find hundreds of sale reports with color pictures, descriptions, prices, and an explanation of what influences the highs or lows. For everything from toys to formal furniture, glass, pottery, silver and more, get the low-down on items both unique and useful. The sales reports give the history of factories and items, as well as prices. They will help you discover the value of your piece. Read bits of advice and tricks from how to find expensive antiques at bargain prices to why you need a bungee cord at a flea market.
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Architectural elements come with a history. Collectors often look for items that connect to their hometown, historic buildings or time periods. This terra-cotta molding comes from a grand old Chicago theater. Peek behind the curtain for more architectural elements and prices.
The distinctive markings on each piece of Lalique glassware help to date the pieces and makes them more collectible. The botanical Art Nouveau pieces sell particularly well, such as this 1927 opalescent Mossaic vase with leaves in relief. See photos and prices of vases and more.
Early American rugs often have images that are built up from many small pieces of fabric or ribbon. Upcycled materials were common, as were rural themes like the playful kittens depicted on this c.1900 rug. Roll out for more photos and prices from a recent sale.
Collectors were in a sporting mood at a mechanical toy sale. Toys in pristine condition get the highest prices with extra points for whimsy, like this “Swimming Doll.” Breaststroke, paddle or swim over for more prices and photos.
The furniture styles from about 1933 to 1965 continue to be popular among collectors. Designers Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard and Marilyn Neuhart defined this movement, which included such looks as this Eames children’s chair. Find more iconic pieces and prices.
Tapping into happy childhood memories is part of the allure of Disney collectibles, including toys, books, animation cels, theme-park souvenirs, and other items produced and/or licensed by The Walt Disney Co. A recent sale included this car from the “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” ride. Fly on over for more about this car (you will be amazed at this price!) and other unique Disneyana items.
Vintage lamps like this Art Deco example with a frosted glass shade are lighting up the collectibles world. We shine a light on more lamps and prices.
Handmade jewelry from the American southwest continues to be popular. Collectors look for unique pieces by known artists like this 1970s Zuni bolo tie made by Leonard and Andrea Lonjose. Mosey on over for more prices and photos.
Sometimes called rainbow glass, carnival glass plates and bowls recently captured the attention of collectors. They are looking for useful and decorative pieces inspired by the blown glass of Tiffany and Steuben like this Northwood Peacock plate. Find a colorful journey into carnival glass.
Advertising does more than sell products. It captures a moment in time. Collectors like bright colors, catchy slogans and mint condition. This 1960's Pabst Blue Ribbon thermometer is 18 inches tall and claims “popular prices.” Peddle over for more advertising photos and prices.